The present volume presents new theoretical and
empirical findings on the acquisition and
development of clitics in and across different
languages. It features ten chapters that
largely emerged from the CYCL1A Workshop on the
Acquisition of Clitics held in Nicosia, Cyprus,
in May 2012. These chapters explore issues
pertaining to the first (L1) and second
language (L2) acquisition of clitic pronouns.
There is an emphasis on Greek, with the first
four chapters discussing mono- and bilingual
acquisition of clitics in Cypriot Greek and the
next two chapters on Standard Modern Greek.
Three contributions focus on Albanian,
Serbo-Croatian, and European Portuguese,
respectively. The last chapter of this volume
is an invited contribution by Ken Wexler on the
Unique Checking Constraint as an explanation of
clitic omission in normal and SLI development.
This volume will constitute a valuable
reference guide for current work on the
acquisition of clitic pronouns.